Saturday, January 8, 2011

Danny Is The Bomb.com



On the third of January, Danny Toumarkine suffered a traumatic head injury while riding up in Montana on a filming trip. He was life flighted to Benefis hospital in Great Falls, where he had emergency surgery. Since then, he’s had another surgery, a craniotomy. They cut a piece of his skull out and stored it in his abdominal area until the swelling of his brain goes down enough to reattach the piece. Danny is in stable condition.

Danny grew up in North Conway, NH. He currently lives in Tahoe City with the rest of the Shreddy Times crew. They’ve been making edits, I’m sure you’ve seen the Mike Wilson 99 Foot Rope Swing edit…yup, that was them. He rides at Northstar with the occasional day at Squaw if I can convince him to. He’s amazing, talented, funny, energetic, artistic and has the best laugh in the world (yes, it’s true). I’m currently sitting next to him in ICU room number 5109. When I look up at him my mind is flooded with amazing memories with him. I don’t know if you know Danny, but if you would like to keep track of how he’s doing, share some of your memories, or make a donation toward his recovery visit www.dannyisthebomb.com.

This is a wild experience for Danny, it’s the scariest thing I’ve ever been a part of, and Danny is an amazing addition to the Lake Tahoe community. I love this kid...he's gonna make it through. Keep the positive energy coming his way!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Though I've enver met Danny, my own son Dan started snowboarding wth him when they were 9years old at Cranmore. Danny, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
J.M. Lovell, Me.

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of teaching Danny in his earlier years at Kennett High School. I had the satisfaction of seeing him rise above difficulties then and become a superb young man. I know he can do it again with all our help. My sympathies go to his parents whom I too remember well. Ian Sutherland